Chris Kallmyer is a Los Angeles performer, composer and “sound artist” who holds the title of Curator of Sound Programming at Machine Project, Echo Park’s alternative art space. Today, perhaps as this post is being published, Kallmyer is somewhere in the parking garage of the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. He won’t be looking for a space or parking cars. Instead, he will be presenting “Music for Parking Garages,” a site-specific “sound work” created as part of Machine Project’s two-week long residency at the Minnesota museum. Kallmyer, who has performed sound works in igloos, is scheduled to perform and present several ambient musical pieces during a five-hour long show. The details on his website read:
These pieces will create a warm ambient environment for visitors as they park their cars, stop in to listen, or even nap to the music. Come pull up a bean bag chair or backseat, and experience the acoustical charm of the parking structure.
For those who could not attend Kallmyer’s garage band concert, here’s a previously recorded sample of what you missed. Honk your horn once if you like what you hear.